November News from
Howard County Recycling
Holiday Changes
Veteran's Day - No Change
There will be REGULAR curbside collections on Wednesday, November 11th.

In observance of Veteran’s Day, County offices will be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 11th. The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be OPEN.
Thanksgiving Holiday- Slide Schedule in Effect
There will be NO CURBSIDE COLLECTIONS on Thursday, November 26th.
Thursday and Friday curbside collections of recycling, yard trim, trash and bulk items will slide and be made one day later that week. Scrap metal collection will remain as scheduled and will NOT slide.
Please place all items out by 6am to ensure collection.
The Alpha Ridge Landfill will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th. 
County offices will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.
Visit our Holiday Slide page for more information.
Shop Smarter for the Planet
Our new Sustainable Shopping webpage is a great resource for you to minimize your carbon footprint and make purchases with the environment in mind.
Are you a sustainable shopper?
Can you identify if an item's packaging is recyclable or compostable? Do you buy items in bulk to reduce the amount of packaging?
Post-Election Season Projects
As election season comes to a close, what happens to all those yard signs?

Most of these signs are made from corrugated plastic that is NOT recyclable in our curbside collection program.

Before disposing of them, consider some reuse options below:
Bird House
With minimal tools, you can put those election signs to good use with this DIY Bird House.

Halloween Tombstones

Get a jump-start on next year's Halloween decorations. Election signs (and their stakes!) are perfect for some homemade tombstones.

Storage Bins

Get organized! Transform your campaign signs into functional wall storage bins.

ARL Reminder
Face Coverings required at all times
Organics sales resume (credit card only)

Visit our website for up-to-date information.
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Columbia, MD 21046
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2350 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104
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(410) 313-6444